I was about to head out the door this morning to take Caspian to the vet for a weigh in when Azzan asked about Mahalia’s orthodontist appointment.
He wanted to be there with her.
So a quick change of plans, he raced around getting dressed, grabbed a carrot for her as we rushed out the door.
Her appointment was at 9:30am and it was almost 10am when we arrived.
But all was well.
She was still in the nurses chair with Sophie watching the proceedings.
Celebrations were underway!!
After 2.5 years her braces had just been removed.
A joyful day for her 🙂
And also the reason Azzan brought the carrot which she could now easily eat!
Azzan asked when he was getting his braces and I was like, ‘nah, not gonna happen’.
Then the nurse offered to recycle Hali’s for him 🙂
Don’t think so!!
I all of a sudden realised my time frame was being squeezed too tight as the orthodontist still had some work to do before she could leave the surgery.
So I left Azzan there to walk back home with Mahalia and I zipped Caspian to the vets.
He has put on about a kilo in the month since he was neutered so we adjusted his food allowance.
Its a bit tricky to know exactly how much to cut it when he is still growing so I’ll take him back in about 3 weeks and see how he’s doing.
I left him back home with Mira & Nathan and just had time to zip in and get a Mega Green Smoothie before my 11am counselling session.
When I finished there I got word from Marah to say she was heading to my place so I went straight home.
She was on a toddler free outing so arrived with just this wee poppet.
Love this photo of Aaliyah & Aunty Mahalia – note the gorgeous braces-free smile 🙂
Aaliyah was all bundled up in the wee MacPac jumpsuit I had bought for her when she was born.
Perfect size for these chilly months.
Eden was at home with her Dad and Marah was relishing the time alone with Aaliyah to shop and visit with no stress.
I had just sent Azzan down to get some hot chips for lunch as I was starving & couldn’t think what to make, when Owen & Gaylene popped in to visit.
They were just in Nelson briefly and as I hadn’t seen them in 2.5 years it was really good to catch up and for them to meet the younger kids.
Put the jug on and was making drinks when Pat arrived at the door.
So with all the noisy chatter and excited puppy bouncing around it was pretty noisy and bedlamish for a while.
Pat & Owen disappeared out the door to check my timber supply and then Marah & the kids went up to the sunroom to change the baby and chill out in the sun so I had some quieter time to talk with Gaylene.
Marah had to leave to she took Mahalia back up to her 2nd orthodontist appointment at 2:30pm.
She sent me this photo a bit later, Eden had a happy day with her Daddy but was happy to see Mummy and baby 🙂
Shanni walked in the door 5 mins later.
I gave Owen & Gaylene a guided tour before they left and then had a chat with Pat as to the options for redoing the front deck.
It was good to have a rethink about it all, we were able to simplify the process and potentially use far less new timber so hopefully it will all come together soon.
I love having visitors, but it always seems that I can go for days with no one coming and then everyone arrives en masse and it is all very noisy, exhausting and I frustratingly don’t feel I have quality time with each person
I left Azzan with instructions to get his room sorted and then I took Shanni into town to look for shoes.
It is hard yakka shopping with Shanni – decisions don’t come easily and it takes a considerable length of time to get to the end of the process.
By which time I am totally exhausted.
Mahalia walked down from her appointment and joined us, but went and sat in the car to wait as the process was taking too long even for her 😉
After 2 hours we had been to visit Leeanne and gotten some more ideas as to where to look for a graduation dress, and found her several pairs of shoes.
Including a pair of heeled boots which she delighted in wearing for the evening.
We arrived back home with time for the kids to quickly get ready and then we were out again.
I had been working the calendar to get an evening where all 6 of us were free to go out for dinner.
It was a last dinner all together before Mira leaves to go back to Germany.
She booked her tickets this afternoon so it is all definite now.
Today Nathan got his continuing education sorted and is about to enrol as an adult student to complete his Level 3 certificate so some positive progress.
We had decided to go to Little India for dinner.
I had to laugh cuz when I arrived first with the 3 kids the Indian guy asked ‘Table for four’ and I said ‘No for 6 actually’.
He responded with, ‘Six is even better’ – which made me laugh as I was imagining him rubbing his hands in delight at having two more customers 🙂
But unfortunately for him we only had our mains there and drank water so we really weren’t the lucrative clients he was hoping for.
But the food was excellent and we had a load of fun 🙂
We decided as the night was still young we would go elsewhere for coffees and desserts.
We we welcomed into Cafe Affair by Nathan’s workmate Clare and got all cozied up at a table near the fire.
We had lots of fun and enjoyed some very delectable desserts and of course took loads of photos.
Finally had to drag ourselves back outside into the teeth chatteringly cold night.
Straight back home and off to our beds to get warm.
Mahalia got herself organised for tomorrows kayaking day and ran the puppy before closing up shop for the day.